In early May of this year, a Haredi resident of the Belgium port city of Antwerp was the intended victim of an assault. (In 2022, there have been numerous antisemitic attacks in Antwerp, where some 18,000 Jews — most of them haredi — live.) This time, the perpetrator got more than he bargained for: The Jewish man overpowered him and held him until the police arrived.
Quote: “It began like countless other antisemitic incidents in Antwerp: A man shouted insults and made threatening gestures at members of the Belgian city’s large Orthodox Jewish community. But the incident on Sunday near the city’s central railway station took an unexpected turn. After the alleged perpetrator appeared to swing his arm to hit a Jewish man in haredi Orthodox garb, the would-be victim lunged back and overpowered his attacker, holding him down on the ground until police took the suspect into custody.”
— The Jerusalem Post
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